4 sought in armed robbery near WMU

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are searching for four suspects in connection to an armed robbery near Western Michigan University’s campus.

It happened around 2 a.m. Friday in the 14000 block of Lafayette Avenue between Redwood Avenue and Westbrook Street.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said four suspects got out of a vehicle and stole items from two men who were walking in the area. The suspects went back into the vehicle — described as a red Ford Fusion — and drove off northbound on Lafayette Avenue.

The suspects are described as men in their late teens or early 20s. One of the suspects showed a handgun tucked in the waistband of his pants, according to KDPS.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.488.8911 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a similar armed robbery that happened at the 58 West apartments in Oshtemo Township early Friday morning.

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